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Editorial: Economic growth, sustainable policies not incompatible

Editorial: Economic growth, sustainable policies not incompatible

April 14, 2016

In March, Republican presidential candidate Gov. John Kasich said something not often heard from Republican politicians or voters. During a debate, he said, “I do believe we contribute to climate change.” Kasich went on to clarify that even though he believed this, he still wasn’t sure just how...

Elliot: No clue, like the flu

Elliot: No clue, like the flu

April 12, 2016

Beau Elliot [email protected] In Burma, now Myanmar, apparently the army representatives in its equivalent of Congress walked out after a vote didn’t go their way because, as a representative told BBC Radio, the army was being “bullied” by those in favor of democracy. The army, of cou...

Elliot: Hell, & us, & a handbasket

Elliot: Hell, & us, & a handbasket

March 28, 2016

Beau Elliot [email protected] So the world is going to hell in a handbasket, and the only thing we can do is figure out is whether Donald Trump is right (China has devalued the yuan in order to swamp us with several metric tons of Chinese handbaskets) or, as Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Moons of Uranus,...

Elliot: Outskirts of nowhere

Elliot: Outskirts of nowhere

February 16, 2016

Beau Elliot [email protected] Hello, Republicans. What do you have to say about … What the? Hmm. Voicemail again. And I was going to ask them if they thought it’s odd that an Iowa Republican state senator would come up with a quite communist idea, apparently out of the blue. (Maybe that...

Cruz snags victory in Iowa caucuses

Cruz snags victory in Iowa caucuses

Quentin Misiag, [email protected]

February 2, 2016

WEST DES MOINES — A unique self-funded presidential campaign based on outspoken principles and heavy media coverage was not enough to crown Donald Trump the winner of the 2016 Republican caucuses Monday, despite a deeply entrenched antiestablishment political movement. With 99 percent of the state’s...

GOP voting numbers smash record

GOP voting numbers smash record

Mitch McAndrew, [email protected]

February 2, 2016

DES MOINES — Iowans showed up to caucus Tuesday night in unprecedented numbers. The GOP saw more than 180,000 voters headed to precincts across the state, shattering the previous record of 121,354 reported in 2012, according to the Iowa Republican Party. Polk County Republicans head Will Rogers...

College Republicans energized

College Republicans energized

Tom Ackerman, [email protected]

February 2, 2016

With a bang, Republicans have made their mark in Iowa. College Republicans throughout the state will try to garner support for GOP caucus winner Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. Until last night, the students didn’t have a candidate to stand behind in the crowded GOP race, but they are moving forward and...

Tonight’s the night: Who to follow

Tonight's the night: Who to follow

February 1, 2016

It's Feb. 1, and everyone in Iowa knows what that means. The Daily Iowan has reporters stationed throughout Johnson County and Des Moines covering tonight's caucuses. Here's who to follow to stay updated on the first-in-the-nation event: Twitter list The Daily Iowan Stay in touch with us on Twitter @TheDailyIowan for com...

Iowa Republicans: No split here

Iowa Republicans: No split here

January 21, 2016

Nationally, the Republican Party is in a state of flux and facing an identity crisis with numerous blocs splintering off. But in Iowa, Republicans aren’t worried about the influential group separating. By Quentin Misiag [email protected] “Portrait of a Party on the Verge of Coming ...

Little do-dads of life here

Donald Trump delivers a speech at the Lincoln Dinner in Des Moines on Saturday, May 16, 2015. Trump spoke critically about American business and commented on how

December 1, 2015

Beau Elliot [email protected] Just when you thought Democrats and Republicans were pretty much like Unionists and Confederates (which is not that far off the mark, geographically), reality slaps you in the face by demonstrating they’re nowhere close to the combatants in the Car Air-Freshener ...